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  1. Scar Turning Different Color

    It could be infected, itching, is not good. See a dermatologist please. you can try some triple antibiotic cream on it (from the first aid section). The natural equivalent is honey and aloe vera. Silver ( as in the metal ) first aid cream is also good. I would use salt and some diluted water or diluted white vinegar (water) to clean it every day too to avoid infection, just pat, it, don't rub then reapply cream. Cuts take a long time to heal, or wounds aka pie, you can checkout the faq top of the sub under skin > pie. If your concerned about the color get some dermablend or tinted sunscreen form the store.
  2. Tell me what to do, PLEASE.

    Hi there, I see some hyperpigmentation either PIE from post acne wounds or pih from pigmentation. There is more in the faq I made how to treat this. Laser is the best bet for this vbeam or excel v, for your pitting I would do subcision (the marks by the ear - by a doctor) and I would do tca cross for your icepicks, you could also microneedle / dermastamp. A tca acid peel to the cheek areas would help as well to smooth out some of the texture (it will take a few). Michael Jackson used hydroqinone which is skin bleach and good for hyperpigmentation. _____________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification. I have personally done all of these treatments I recommend. * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use a dermal stamp machine like the derminator or you can get a manual one on Amazon. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above many of us use a dermal stamp machine like the derminator or you can get a manual one on Amazon. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, growth factors / stem cell cerums / actives. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  3. Red indented skin

    Have you tried triple antibiotic cream, these type of things can take a long time to heal. Honey and aloe vera are also good. A silver cream in the first aid section might help as well. Another option is silicone pads for scar. IF this does not work in a few weeks do the treatments for PIH and PIE in the faq top of sub, and skin > pie / pih section.
  4. Results after subcision

    ATTN To Whom It May Concern (This Thread Has Been Locked): ** Make your own post(s) if you want to share your personal experiences, or if you want to discuss laser treatments,... do not ruin / brigade/ take over other peoples posts, and contributions by name calling, inciting fights, and calling others experiences stupid. Debate all you want about laser in your own post, not in others. A simple I think CO2 laser would work for you would have been fine here. One can goto any doctor and get laser commonly promoted / pushed for acne scars (it works for some and not for others - many paths to acne treatment), many members have had laser done and it did not work or caused bad side effects, thus they try to offer other alternatives for those who seek answers. It is my belief laser should be your last treatment option not where you start on your long acne journey.
  5. Results after subcision

    > Great glad you found something that helps your scars, ... talk about that in your own post, everyone elses experience , it's not yours. why not come to the forum and judge them. That's NOT how to make friends and influence people, a verry good book I might add. I don't need you to agree with me, I need you to act like a adult and respect me and my viewpoints as valid. I have helped thousands, what again makes you a expert? Laser and Derminator helped you and you came here to call everyone else out as wrong. You can parrot what your doctor said about advice and correct misinformation based on what, some faulty white papers discounting everyone here's real life viewpoints and experience. You never came to have a honest debate of actual helpful info ie. "kook," "masturbating," "spam," and calling others basically stupid. I have reports from several members of your misconduct, we will see how you conduct yourself and escalate if need be. Your offputting behavior / poor nettiquette has not helped anyone. You only want to helping others for your own ego, pride and vanity. I will wait for the helping others part, I believe in second chances. Now on the part we agree I have said many times Derminator can help people, and I have said acid peels are better than laser, this has been proven multiple times, check Google Scholar (Hint no thermal damage). But yes laser is a last resort for many. See above Side effects ^ .. and no of course you had none of that but others have. I will not continue this on, last post about this topic. @Nemesis 89 Apologies to the OP please PM me if you need to
  6. Results after subcision

    @Nemesis 89 Your very welcome! Please try to ignore the other banter on here, your post has been hijacked. Yes that is the best way to inject a filler which is in my above recommendations after the swelling goes down from nokor (type of needle) subcision. The fillers I mentioned do not attract water, but if your skin is too superficial not pits then it will make possible bumps above, this is when I do not advise filler after subcision and instead would use a Chinese "cupping" device from Amazon to vacuum. Yes temporary filler does create "some" of your own collagen, ... some it takes multiple applications. Much better than nothing there and letting it re-tether, it acts as a spacer. I have tried it and so has Quan and many others (they all gave excellent advice). I worked in Aesthetics in many years and have scars as well. I am well researched in what I preach as I have done it to myself good and bad. Laser is definitely bad to start with, it's a real gamble, if I had a penny for every person who says their skin is ruined from laser or wish they never had done it on here and are desperate for answers I would be rich. Fat can work but only in micro forms, I often only suggest this after many years of filling as a alternative, as it is not financially feasible for many and it does not do well with small pits (better for large spaces), just major fat loss. HA fillers are reversible and naturally occur in our body so they are safe. The only time again I have not seen them work is textural (surface) scarring that is not sunken - fat deficient. That is the beauty of repeated subcision it helps the body deal with the pit. @machiavelli Why are you on this forum? What is your scar story, what has worked and what hasn't? Do you want to make others feel bad so you feel better about yourself? Are you a doctor, medical equipment employee, or acne scar product vendor? Why your qualified to tell others they have it all wrong with their treatments( other than your new and inciting others)? If Laser is the "gold standard" why don't you go do that and not be worried about this "alternative" website, no reason to read about anything else here if that is your belief and you have it all figured out, goto 99% of the doctors out there they will do all sorts of lasers on you and charge $$$$$, after all they are so flashy and futuristic they must be good (if you read real self, yelp, or countless other sites you will see the patient outcomes are not like what the doctors describe or the various white papers sponsored & manipulated by pharma, lobbyists, doctor advocacy, and medical device companies. Why do you think pharma is pushed so much by Drs. Then you have all the topical companies that make a ton of money from these "procedures." Just like HIV, Hair Loss, etc if there was a cure we would not be on this site, instead their are fixes, ways to make it better but no true solution (Laser does not Regenerate scarless skin). I am a volunteer here and have asked nothing other than to help others as I myself have scars and do the treatments that have worked on others I treated. I share the good and the bad, ... we have found many things together (group knowledge) with outcomes that currently work (there is nothing 100% currently). Please read "Scarless Healing" mega-thread going on 10 years if you like to debate and have no interest in helping others, many have had laser and it made them worse having terrible scars to begin with, their only hope is a scientific based cure (tons of white papers and technical talks shared here). http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/157005-scarless-healing/?page=294 I would like to remind you of the community rules from below, you can find them in full linked on the bottom of the page.Please stop this behavior, it's not helping to others deal with their scars or to share helpful information with the community. Please immediately stop the name calling, belittling and for what purpose? What's the point of being rude, therapy can help more with scars sometimes than making other's feel poorly, as it's a very hard burden to bare by yourself. No fighting: personal attacks and bickering are not allowed. Healthy disagreement is welcomed, but do not flame ideas or another person. "Offensive" will be defined as anything that incites anger or bad feelings directed at a persons race, sex, social status, religious preference, sexual preference, appearance, etc. Swearing: Intermittent cursing is ok, but constant, disgusting language will be dumped. Don't share user accounts or create multiple accounts. Don't spam, troll, harass or bully other members. Acne.org does not tolerate e-bullying in any form, including posts, PMs, gallery/profile comments, signatures, etc. Advertising/Soliciting: We do not allow advertising or soliciting in any form. This includes linking to or advertising other products or web sites in your posts, signature, status updates, blogs, galleries, messages and on your profile page. We allow one exception: if you need to link to a product you are currently using in your skin care regimen and need to ask a question on a one time basis. We also do not allow any advertising to sell any products on the Acne.org forums. This includes new or used products, regardless of brand or type. That pertains to offering to give people products as well. There are many web sites on which you can advertise, so please use those services if you wish to sell unwanted products. Linking: Linking to an external website will only be allowed if the information provided there is relevant to the topic, and if it does not conflict with the board rules. Linking to websites containing illegal or objectionable content is prohibited. Repeatedly linking to the same website/blog (including your own), or using referral links, is considered advertising/spamming, and will be dealt with accordingly. We do not allow linking to websites other than Acne.org in your No offensive content: While you may quote other members, you must remove those quotes if/when you are asked to. People who want their quotes taken down should make the request themselves. Moderators should only be brought into it as a last resort. Doctors: Due to the peer sharing nature of Acne.org, we ask that members do not represent themselves as a doctor nor have a doctor related username or profile. Laser: IPL and Laser Damage Support Fourm http://iplandlaserdamagesupport.prophpbb.com/ Side Effects of Laser http://www.skinacea.com/facials/lasers/side-effects.html#.V2dQSeygriw and other various sources. Cosmetic lasers are some of the most intensive and invasive facial procedures you can get done for your skin. However, each type of laser treatment has certain side effects. Below is a list of the 12 most common side effects associated with cosmetic laser use. They may not apply to every single laser procedure and you may not even experience all of these side effects, but the following general side effects are listed for informational purposes: Pain Post-operative pain is not as big a deal as the pain you experience during the actual laser skin procedure. Topical anesthetics are usually applied to your skin before a cosmetic laser treatment to minimize as much pain as possible. However, you can still feel discomfort after the procedure. For more invasive laser skin treatments, doctors may even prescribe pain pills. It may also be mentally "painful" to wait for your skin to recover. Redness, swelling, and/or itching This is a very common side effect of laser skin treatments. Traditional ablative lasers would physically vaporize the top layer of your skin, leaving it red and raw for months until it healed on its own. Non-ablative lasers, while less intensive, claim to have no downtime, but facial redness (erythema), swelling, and even itching are common post-laser side effects. These symptoms will usually subside after a few days, though "pink" skin may linger for many weeks later. Sensitivity to the sun Since cosmetic lasers pretty much heat or damage your skin to encourage it to heal, it is no wonder that laser skin treatments will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. After you get laser done on your face, it is extremely important to stay out of the sun during peak hours and wear proper sunscreenprotection. You don't want to get any kind of photodamage when your skin is already sensitive. Changes in skin pigmentation Not everyone's skin is suitable for laser treatment. Generally, cosmetic lasers work better on people with lighter skin tones than on people with darker skin tones, but both kinds of skin tones have a risk of hypo-pigmentation (lightening of the skin) or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin). Asian skin is particularly prone to hyperpigmentation, especially with high strength or deeply penetrating cosmetic lasers. Although some laser skin procedures, such as those that treat pigmented lesions like sun spots, will make the pigmentation spots darker before they get better. Bruising Depending on the type of laser skin treatment, bruising could be one of your side effects. This symptom is more common in pulsed-dye lasers where treated areas can develop purpura, or purple spots in the skin when blood vessels under the skin leak. The bruising will usually fade on its own, however the process can be sped up with the use of KTP lasers. Demarcation line A demarcation line represents a change in your skin color where the cosmetic laser was applied and where the laser was not. If this happens, it usually shows up around the eyes, lips, and jaw line of your face. Demarcation occurs when you experience a loss of pigment in your skin from the laser in the treated area compared to the untreated area of your skin. There is not much you can do to treat demarcation lines other than trying to depigment the rest of your skin to match the lighter color, though this is a difficult task. Makeup is usually the best (yet cumbersome and impermanent) solution for demarcation lines. Infection Infection is not a very common side effect, but it can happen, especially with some of the more invasive cosmetic laser procedures. Most doctors will prescribe antibiotic creams and pills to take post-op to prevent any kind of infection from occurring. If your skin scabs post-laser, you must also resist the urge to pick them off or you will risk infection as well. Scarring It's funny how cosmetic lasers can be used to treat scars yet cause scarring on your skin. Any kind of treatment that "damages your skin to make it better," will carry a risk of scarring. Whether you will scar will largely depend on your type of skin. If you are prone to scarring or getting keloids (raised scars), laser skin treatments might be risky procedures for you to undertake. Blistering, scabbing, and/or crusting These are moderate to severe side effects of cosmetic lasers and light-based facial treatments like IPL. Most of the time, you will seem like you have a sunburn post-laser, but sometimes blistering, scabbing, and even crusting can occur on your face. These symptoms must be left alone to heal on their own. Fat loss Fat loss, especially facial fat loss, is more common with radiofrequency treatments like Thermage. Because radiofrequency constricts fat cells, many people have experienced a gaunter looking face post-op. There is nothing that can be done to reverse the effects of fat loss short of fat grafting surgery. Recurrence of the skin issue It usually takes more than one laser skin treatment to get your desired results. However, even after multiple treatments, some skin conditions will come back. This is more common with cosmetic lasers that treat vascular lesions and remove hair. With broken capillaries, for instance, lasers can destroy the blood vessels, but a laser treatment will not prevent your skin from growing more blood vessels. Breakouts Some people experience "purging" or minor breakouts post-op. This could be from the stimulation of your skin by the laser treatment or from the emollient healing creams you apply after the procedure. In general, you should not get laser treatments if you have active acne or irritated skin. While some cosmetic lasers claim to treat acne, it is my belief that lasers best treat acne marks and scars, not active acne itself. Besides running the risk of having to deal with the above side effects, laser skin procedures are also very expensive. You may end up feeling disappointed after spending thousands of dollars on laser treatments if you don't maintain realistic expectations. Make sure you are a suitable candidate for the type of cosmetic laser in question and take good care of your skin pre and post op. Keep in mind that results may not be immediate either. Even after you recover from the laser treatment, it may still take some time for the full results of the laser to develop as your skin continues to heal and improve. While cosmetic lasers can treat a number of skin conditions, they also come with their fair share of risks and precautions. Cosmetic laser technology has come a long way since the traditional ablative carbon dioxide lasers of the past. Just make sure you are aware of everything so you will know what to expect during your treatment process. And if you are feeling iffy or hesitant about a certain laser treatment, it's best to hold off until you feel 100% sure that you will not regret the procedure. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The real story on acne scars & Laser By Doctors September 23rd, 2008 Here's the deal with acne scars: no laser is really going to do all that much for them. Sorry, but acne scars are very difficult to treat and you are never going to go back to where you want with any laser alone. Even with the best of treatments, you are going to have about 50% improvement and that is with fillers such as restylane and perlane, which will be doing the heavy lifting. Prior to having Fraxel, Cool Touch, Fraxel Re:pair and every other laser that has promised to improve acne scars but didn't, I performed full face CO2 lasers on patients with acne scars. The results were not all that impressive, despite the fact that patients went through 2 weeks of sheer torture during the recovery phase. That, on top of the price in the $4000 range that made it *seem* like something ought to have happened. Due to this fact, I stopped doing the older, CO2 laser and haven't missed it one bit. Now, unfortunately, we have a whole new generation of doctors and quasi cosmetic surgeons (family practitioners, nurse practitioners, Ob Gyns, etc) who have now purchased these lasers for their medispas and are trying to generate some cash, along with laser companies that are desperate to sell their machines. So, the old concept of treating acne scars with a laser such as Fraxel is once again being trotted out and desperate patients are being duped once more. The truth is that it does precious little for acne scars and typically not enough to make someone spend the money and recovery time to do the treatment. What I tell patients is that if the money is something that you care about and it is anywhere near a stretch to do the procedure, you don't want to do it for acne scars. Wrinkles are a whole different situation because it does work for these. Acne scars not so much. And the recovery time, if the scars are done correctly with it, is going to be about a week or two along with major downtime and oozing. So, think twice before doing this procedure, despite what the laser companies and many doctors are telling you! - Joel Schlessinger, MD Many types of lasers for scars - none are perfect February 4th, 2012 What concerns me is your use of the word "disappear". No one should ever tell you that any procedure, no matter how many you do, will cause your scars to "disappear". The problem with acne scars is that no matter what you do they will never be 100% gone. You could do 20 Fraxel treatments and your scars wouldn't be 100% gone. It's true that the more treatments you do, the better the results but there is a law of diminishing returns and for acne scars it's more a logarithmic curve--at some point, you do not get back as much as you put in and eventually the results just level out and don't keep getting significantly better. The reason is that acne scars are holes or defects in the skin--the laser cannot remove the hole, the best it can do is to soften the shoulders of the hole so the drop-off isn't so apparent. That's why fillers often work better than lasers on deep crater scars because they plump up the depression but it's very difficult to treat every scar on the face with fillers. It's also very cost prohibitive to use temporary fillers because they have to be re injected to maintain acceptable results. In order to achieve textural improvement, one must turn to resurfacing procedures (which require some downtime, some less than others). Dermabrasion and phenol peels are actually quite effective but have the downside of making the skin texture appear unnatural or waxy, and high risk of loss of pigmentation (hypopigmentation). While it is said CO2 laser is the "gold standard." It is home-run for wrinkles but not so for acne scars. At best, one may achieve on average 20-30% improvement after 3 "fractional" CO2 laser treatments. That means there may be some scars (especially the deep pitted or ice-pick scars or box car or crater scars that do not respond at all). Having said that, even the best fractional CO2 laser only gives about 20-30%. After 3 treatment. Doing more can give incrementally better results but at some point, one has to ask if it's really worth paying more money especially if doing even 6 more is not going to get you to 100%. - M. Christine Lee, MD
  7. Retin A Could Reduce Efficacy of Microneedling

    I agree with Bollundus, this sounds like it's talking about Accutane. Anything you take while on Accutane can be quite harmful, the skin cannot heal itself and it thin, dry, and in bad order. This is why doctors tell you to wait 6 months after Accutane to treat. Accutane as you know is also vitamin A but in a different form, it changes the body, not just topically effects skin having higher cell turn over from Retin A was altered to just produce these results. Differin was further altered to work only on Acnes P in the folicle. Regarding Microneedling, we all heal differently, some of us it does not work for,some of us it does, some of us just needling enough is not enough to improve. Anything can cause someone not to heal with the right conditions. Even water. What I have seen is people using topicals and getting them in the fresh wound, their face reacts and it does not heal right. When I advise people I strongly suggest one uses pure ha to needle with and cleans their skin. What the Godfather of Microneedle, he wrote a book for practitioners on Amazon said it many use topicals and it basically causes infection, allergy, or edema. These were not made to be injected into the skin. When I say retin A I often say when the channels are closed several hours later and to be safe one should not use retin a when doing any treatment or healing from one. I can speak from personal experience and all the Drs who often post about this on RealSelf.com ... they say Retin A and Vitamin C serum are great topicals to use after needling because of their antioxidant and stimulating effects of healing. One can use retin a or a retinoid at night and not use it (just like BP for acne spots). I have seen the benefits of Retin A on many's skin who did not need to use even acid peels because it improved their scars. You could post on Realself.com and see what they say perhaps something recently changed. share with us what you find out. Also post on reddit.com and the sub reddit is called (search for) "skin care addiction", please post there, several scientists of skin care products paste on that forum, share what they say.
  8. Results after subcision

    Not to break in for Quan, he has had this procedure done as well so he can also advise you, ... Your doctor did it wrong. No filler and no suction it will re-tether. Scarring is never one and done it's progressive. Each treatment you get "some improvement," you will sadly never get 100% improvement. It's a scar, we can hide it and make it better but not make it cease to be there. Your doctor should have used Nokor subcision, often with "normal needle" subcision they miss spots and don't cut the tether. We do not advise having co2 here, it does not work for many, and makes ... many more fat deficient and worse. I suggest you see my rolling scar protocol and or box car protocol below for a idea of treatments. _____________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification ... * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use the http://derminator.com here. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above most of use use the http://derminator.com here. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, growth factors / stem cell serum. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  9. Hi, Yes often body builders have various things happen from things like steroids and supplements that make "backne" These aren't scars though it's PIH - or Hyperpigmentation. I made a section the in faq under skin / PIE and PIH. Most likely a doctor will use a steriod cream, hydroquinone aka skin bleach or IPL / Vbeam Excel V lasers who target pigment Issues. You can also try acid peels like glycolic and see if they lighteni them, have someone apply it for you. _____________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification ... * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use the http://derminator.com here. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above most of use use the http://derminator.com here. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, Retinoid/retin a/tretinorin/isotrex. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  10. What type of scars are these?

    I have a new recommendation for you, as you have done several peels, and we talked about it potentially not being powerful enough or tca cross to the individual pores at high strength, For energy devices you could do clear and brilliant for large pores, or Infini rf / vivance, some do fraxel (not the co2 one). Energy devices of course have side effects, do this last. PRP and microneedle and actives has been healing for some for skin issues.
  11. IF they do not do cross, then have them do acid peels, and microneedle. I do not know how you heal, it would be up to your doctor / med spa to evaluate you and take you in their care. Any microneedle can damange the skin, dermastamping is used now not the rollers. It's also very important the actives you use, you do not want anything that irritates your skin when rolling, HA is best for rolling, a few hours after you can use things like vitamin a or vitamin c serum's , etc... Your skin is very good from the pic, I would not do much. If they do not offer cross, you can do it at home, read the faq, acid peels section and link for how to or you may go get rf microneedle infini rf / viviance. I would never suggest this first as their is side effects. _____________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification ... * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use the http://derminator.com here. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above most of use use the http://derminator.com here. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, Retinoid/retin a/tretinorin/isotrex. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  12. Scars from Picking at Acne, Treatment Advice?

    I answered your other post from Sunday, please don't double post with the same content.
  13. The Derminator Thread

    @Anxiousbee Yes it's ok to do the whole face, but there is a old saying, why fix something if it's not broken. If your skin is great on one part of your face, why do you need to microneedle it. Most are microneedling for a purpose, wrinkles, scars, pores, etc. Hypierpigmentation read below... _____________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification ... * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use the http://derminator.com here. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above most of use use the http://derminator.com here. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, Retinoid/retin a/tretinorin/isotrex. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  14. I'm in need of advice for my scars

    There are very few Dermatologists I know in EU, med spas are fine too. The ones I have are UK, Denmark. I am sure you can find something better than me through review sites, realself.com might have some reviews but they are not geared towards the EU. You have rolling scars (mid severity), It will take you 2 years to treat..., subcision will do the most with filler for your big dents, get a http://derminator.com and microneedling monthly when not doing other things, You will also do TCA peels on the scarred areas for texture. I want you to get retin a / tretin orin / isotrex / retinoid , sold over the counter in Spain, ... use it nightly when your not doing anything else or healing. _____________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification ... * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use the http://derminator.com here. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above most of use use the http://derminator.com here. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, Retinoid/retin a/tretinorin/isotrex. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  15. Scars from Picking at Acne, Treatment Advice?

    Goto a different derm / med spa. I cannot fix your BDD, that could be helped with a therapist (cheap ones at colleges if you don't goto one even). For the sake of realism expect only a small percentage of improvement with each treatment, a long road (2+ years). Yes get a derminator, and do that monthly, I want you get get retinoid / isotrex / tretinorin / retin a and apply when your not peeling, needling, or healing (nightly). If they are very shallow subcision will probably not work. So I want you to do TCA spot peels on them and micro needling them, also use retin a. As there is no picture if these are just red and not indented, this is PIE and PIH, see below (hyperpigmentation is the treatment, not the above). _____________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification ... * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use the http://derminator.com here. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above most of use use the http://derminator.com here. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, Retinoid/retin a/tretinorin/isotrex. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  16. What type of scars do I have? What should I do?

    Quad gave good advice, let me add to it. For your mental health please understand you will only get 10% improvement a time, I tell people about 50% over 2 years to be realistic, if you do better great. Yes you are textural I would say mainly box cars and rolling scars, not much fat deficiency. I don't see filler helping you (not deep enough). I would http://derminator.com stamp. Do TCA peels on those cheeks they need to be strong enough (you will need a few - med spa / derm / ps). I would also get subcision o f some of the wider pits with a nokor needle (several). You will do filler at the end to plump up your cheeks, vacuum instead for your subcisions (cupping device). I want you get get retinoid / isotrex / tretinorin / retin a and apply when your not peeling, needling, or healing (nightly). If you do decide to do energy devices you are candidate for microneedle rf / infini rf and I would do this in the second year of treatments, after you try everything else. You remind me of my posted white paper, goto the faq > acid peels > click the link find the pictures of peels helping people, they are like your case. _____________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification ... * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use the http://derminator.com here. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above most of use use the http://derminator.com here. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, Retinoid/retin a/tretinorin/isotrex. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  17. Subcision with TCA CROSS?

    Depends, is she using a nokor needle or a normal needle. I have seen treatment like this, you could try it for your first go around. Nokor subcision often does better then normal needle subcision. When you combine several things more can go wrong. Simply tell her you would like to separate it out /(different appts, to see how you heal) even though there is longer healing time and thats ok for you. She could do the TCA cross and subcison at once, as they are different scar types / treatments. Do a stronger peel at a latter time.
  18. Help me identify scars and suggest treatments

    Dear OP, PRP would help you heal, and is often done with microneedling. If you hyperpigment form microneedling, anything you do will cause you to do this. You doctor should have put you on steriods, regardless you will need to use skin bleach aka hydroquinone and vitamin c serum before and after every treatment, you might also needle ipl or lasers for hypierpigmentation. You have large pores, many fix this with tca cross, yes they will turn red and you will put makeup over them as they heal. another option is clear and brilliant which is gentle, fraxel is stronger and also used for large pores, but as you hyperpigment, ... expect this. I would also say you need some tca spot peels on your cheeks if you do not do tca cross, get one that has skin lightening capabilities (goto a doctor or med spa). . I cannot be certain you will heal perfectly, we all heal differently, it's your doctors responsibility to do aftercare and make sure he knows you heal poorly and hyperpigment before you do anything. _____________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification ... * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use the http://derminator.com here. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above most of use use the http://derminator.com here. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, Retinoid/retin a/tretinorin/isotrex. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  19. Deep scars on cheek - which treament?

    These are rolling and yes tethered. I would do subcision with filler being your best chance of popping them up. also acid peels to the cheeks and http://derminator.com . I would also start on some retin a / tretinorin / isotrex / retinoid cream at night when your not treating or healing. We have a doctor in Denmark, UK, and there is German Dr's ... no one has shared with me to do Nokor subcision so search the fourms for Germany. / PM the person. _____________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification ... * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use the http://derminator.com here. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above most of use use the http://derminator.com here. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, Retinoid/retin a/tretinorin/isotrex. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  20. Needling Glabella (would love input by beautifulambition!)

    Should be fine, it's a "small" dent. Derminator is safe, (most of the time what I refer to is further down the nose) what I am afraid of with you is the possibility of spreading bacteria / infection due to the other posts you have made . Make sure your using fresh needles and clean your face for only this spot.
  21. pipit

    Hi there, I would consider these a combo of rolling box cars. You have fat loss. Some tethering. Yes Nokor subcision is my recommendation with filler. You may need for texture some TCA spot peels of the areas and or microneedling. your biggest improvement will be through subcision and filler. Read more in the FAQ. ______________________________________________________________________________ I have made this basic guideline for the common questions we have here. I get overwhelmed with questions. I have put countless hours in the Scar FAQ answering most of your questions, read more there, if it's not covered in my FAQ you can PM me for clarification ... * Icepicks = Get TCA Cross Done (yourself, instructions in the faq, med spa, derm, or aestititican). * Boxcars - Surface Skin texture issues, large skin covered in scars (TCA spot peels on scarred areas and / or tca cross as well if they are tiny scars (border of scar close together), microneedle with 1.5mm or above, many of us use the http://derminator.com here. Subcision if there are areas that can be brought to the surface (not to shallow - no filler used, suction if you wish). * Rolling Scars - depressions / pits (Subcision with Nokor needle, Filler used when the swelling goes down Volbella, Beletero, or Restylane, for major (large areas of) fat loss scultra throughout the cheeks, with filler on top). TCA spot peels for the skin surface texture issues. Microneedling to stimulate collagen 1.5mm or above most of use use the http://derminator.com here. * Large Areas of Fat Loss - See Rolling Scars above ^ (Sculptra / Subcision). * Steriod / Cortisone Shot (Dent). Filler and Nokor Subcision. * Average Treatment Plan - TCA Cross (Icepics) / spot peel (textural or surface scar issues), next month microneedle, repeat monthly treatments you alternate, ...peels have down time, do them as many times as you have time in a year, Many find tertinorin / retin a / isotrex / retinoid helpful from Ebay/Amazon/Pharmacy/Paula's Choice (This is used at night when your not healing from microneedling or peels).Subcision is also great for depressed spots. * Hyperpigmentation (red / brown marks or pigment color) is not a scar it's a wound from acne, energy, chemical treatments, and the sun, they are PIE or PIH, for complete list of lots of treatments see the FAQ>Skin Section >PIE/PIH * Darker skin types / ethnic skin can hyper pigment from procedures. Please use Vitamin C serum and Hydroquinone aka skin bleach 2 weeks before and again use after you healed from your procedure (when your healed) to avoid pigment issues. Hydrocortisone (mixed with moisturizer) is another option can be used for a 2 week period before thinning the skin. * What to use with microneedle, HA Serum (before and after), Hrs later Vitamin C serum, Retinoid/retin a/tretinorin/isotrex. * Where to get peels, cross, microneedle, etc... done if you don't want to do them yourself: Derm, Med Spa, Aestitician, Full list of Dr.s we recommend in the FAQ. * Product or General Skin Issue - Post for FREE on http://Realself.com , ask the doctors (99% of doctors will suggest laser, this should be your last option after you tried everything else, for many it either does nothing or makes them loose fat, $$$$, and has side effects) / search for treatments and https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ (they are experts in skincare and products, tons of great info about products, topicals, even natural alternatives, peels, masks, creams, washes, treatments, etc). * Scars are never 1 procedure and done, for most it's a 2 year (plus) process of healing, and doing treatments. Makeup / Concealer (dermablend - any Dept store) can be put over the red marks. It's progressive. Do not expect perfect skin or you will be let down, the point is improving and seeing how you heal, it's a slow process. * Many scar suffers are depressed and have low self esteem: please see a therapist, it's a hard journey to go through by yourself, in the USA we have a smart phone app called talkspace. * How do I find out all the information about these procedures (Subcision, Microneedling, Acid Peels/TCA Cross, Filler, etc...): Goto my below signature and click faq or the top of the acne scar sub has the faq (1st post). * Where is the FAQ - See Above ^
  22. BA- Is there any way i can fully remove these?

    No there is not, we discussed in past thread ;-). This is infectious, you need a better dermatologist. No one will deal with it until it's under control, potentially medicated, etc... Did you read the link I put in the other thread, the dude has scars all over his body and is taking multiple antibiotics, steroids and predisone. He has a condition they cannot treat. Please see a few other dermatologists. Or these will reoccur, you decided to take Accutane but it's not working so this is infectious, you need a infectious disease Dr. It could be something in your diet, a allergy, a infection, health concern, etc... Cysts that size they will have to cut out, or use steroid to dissolve them and the skin. There has been some success with laser killing bacteria please find a dr that uses laser to treat acne and or PDL photo dynamic therapy with leds. But it will not disolve the cysts that size of infection.
  23. Can vitamin e oil fade acne marks?

    This belongs in hyperpigmentation not acne scars. I have made a FAQ at the top regarding hyperpigmentation PIH and PIE. "Acne scars" are wounds not scars, the after effects of acne healing. Sure try Vitamin E you have nothing to loose, it does nothing for many, it makes me and other break out, but maybe it works for you. Honey and Aloevera also work for many, Checkout the top of the hyperpigmentation sub the faq, for more treatments, we made it as it's a very often asked question. While you are on Accutane very few things will do anything to help your skin, honey and aloe or vitamin e might be ok, but your skin is in bad shape till it's over and you can begin to heal, it's purging the sebrum and thin.
  24. Bellafill Opinions/Alternatives (With Photos)

    We have discussed this heavily here. Please goto my faq top of scar sub or below signature, find the filler section and click the link to the mega post. Nothing that is permanent is good for you. Bellafill is a permanent fiberglass ball placed in the cheeks, as you age it does not age with you, it cannot be dissolved, it has a history of migrating and grandulomas (bumps). You cannot say oh I don't like it anymore, please dissolve. It's not natural lieka HA filler is (found throughout the body), it can make biofilms and encapsulated cysts. No doctor will tell you this, just like they push laser on everyone. It makes them mega money and it's a gamble of side effects. People with acne are sensitive, why add something else to the mix. There will be longer lasting fillers that are safe in the future, why lock yourself in with this or silicone.Few Drs will do facelifts on you because well your at risk with this filler in your face. As we age our body changes, sags, scars change. I like to give people treatments that are relatively safe and work, but there is just too many side effects here. Please research realself.com by the way this filler was called artefill just a few years ago with horrific patient outcomes, it's banned in many countries. Why is it legal in the USA Pharma and greed $$$$$$$$$$$. You are at risk if you have laser or any energy treatment with this, it can cause further complications as the laser stimulates it. If your trying to do this because of cost permanent vs temporary. Why don't you get a permanent hair style, dye, permanent clothing style, or eat just one type of food .... the logic here is we pay for things to upkeep us (botox, massages, coffee, clothes), yet you want a permanent filler in your face when you could use HA when you needed it as upkeep.By the way the only way to remove it is to cut it out of the various places in the face. Treatment for the OP... Why do you need Bellafill like Noa said? You have no pitting, no sagging, no fat loss. You have large pores and some surface box cars. You did some TCA peels but were they strong enough, where you sanded down the dermis? Did you have subcision on those boxcars? The treatment for your face is not tca peels it's tca cross to your individual pores and box cars. Please go see Dr. Novick he is one of the best in NYC and will do tca cross, subcision, and use fillers that are not Bellafill. IF you go the energy device route you can use clear and brilliant, infini rf, or fraxel, you will need many treatments, some are not satisfied by the percentages but worth a try. They are overly expensive, have side effects, and only give a percentage of improvement. Frankly your face is fine and I do not understand Bellafill, makes no since (it's indicated for large depressions and major fat loss).
  25. What+is+the+severity+of+my+scars?

    Please read the faq, and the acid peels section there is a link to everything about peels, read that first page. You could start with glycolics, then bump up to TCA if you need more.